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Buckminster Fuller


Best remembered for his development of the geodesic dome (created by Carl Zeiss), R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was the consummate generalist. His research and interests ranged from architecture to energy, auto design to philosophy, geometry to poetry. Through a local collector, Powell's has acquired a significant collection of books by and about Fuller. Browse our collection here, and read an essay by Collier, Powell's Technical Books' Buckminster Fuller specialist.

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Critical Path
Critical Path
by R. Buckminster Fuller
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R. Buckminster Fuller is regarded as one of the most important figures of the 20th century, renowned for his achievements as an inventor, designer, architect, philosopher, mathematician, and dogged individualist. Perhaps best remembered for the Geodesic... (read more)

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The Most Beautiful Molecule: The Discovery of the Buckyball
The Most Beautiful Molecule: The Discovery of the Buckyball
by Aldersley Willliams
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The Most Beautiful Molecule "The molecule, buckminsterfullerene, is beautiful physically and intellectually. Its qualities, and even some of its properties, can be appreciated instantly and intuitively by nonscientists. Its uniqueness is bound to lead to... (read more)

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Buckminster Fuller:  Anthology for the New Millennium
Buckminster Fuller: Anthology for the New Millennium
by Thomas T.K. Zung
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"Stimulating and provocative . . . Like a Francis Bacon charting the course for future generations to pursue, Fuller anticipates the need for the 'comprehensive designer,' who would be a 'synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and... (read more)

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Structure in Nature Is a Strategy for Design
Structure in Nature Is a Strategy for Design
by Peter Pearce
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The structural designs that occur in nature--in molecules, in crystals, in living cells, in galaxies--is the proper source of inspiration, Peter Pearce affirms, for the design of man-made structures.... (read more)

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Earth, Inc.
Earth, Inc.
by R. Buckminster Fuller
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Pilot for Spaceship Earth:  R. Buckminster Fuller, Architect, Inventor and Poet
Pilot for Spaceship Earth: R. Buckminster Fuller, Architect, Inventor and Poet
by Athena V. Lord
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Buckminster Fuller:  At Home in the Universe
Buckminster Fuller: At Home in the Universe
by Alden Hatch
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Transportable Environments: Theory, Context, Design, and Technology: Papers from the International Conference on Portable Architecture, London, 19
Transportable Environments: Theory, Context, Design, and Technology: Papers from the International Conference on Portable Architecture, London, 19
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Transportable Environments explores aspects of the historical and theoretical basis for portable architecture and provides an insight into the wide range of functions that it is used for today, the varied forms that it takes and the concerns and ideas... (read more)

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And It Came To Pass- Not To Stay
And It Came To Pass- Not To Stay
by R. Buckminster Fuller
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